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PDQ Bach - Rounding up the Usual Suspects
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PDQ Bach

Date: 01 Dec 1989 02:57:09 PST

Last night my brother and I went to two musical shows. The first was PDQ Bach (which I'll review briefly, at the end since it doesn't belong in this ["alternative" music mailing] list) at the Seattle Center Opera House, and the second was Lisa Suckdog [with Dickless and Sky Cries Mary] at the Vogue. Both were awesome.

[Note (2018): I broke off the review of the show at the Vogue into a separate message. I made a few small copy edits here.]

The PDQ Bach show was of course very different from the shows at the Vogue. If you're not familiar with him, he's like the classical equivalent of Weird Al Yankovik. He conducts warped versions of familiar works, with strange instrumentation, silly words in bizarre operatic styles, and other weirdness. He also did a lot of long introductions to the works by "Johann Sebastian Bach's youngest and least talented son". Those introductions were parodies of the pretensious words that are so common among the people who announce (usually in something that sounds like it's supposed to be a British accent) the program notes before classical concerts on the radio. I'll spare you further details, since a weird classical show has nothing to do with this [mailing] list other than being weird.

Anyway, it's time for me to sleep.

Steve [real last name, which people shared back then]
steve@sensual.wa.com

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